Zoran Šami, Serbian politician, Died at 67

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Zoran Šami was born on November 2, 1948, in Valjevo and died on September 4, 2016.

He was the speaker of the Parliament of Serbia and Montenegro from Democratic Party of Serbia.

Sami graduated from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Belgrade University, where he obtained his PhD in mathematics also.

As of 1971, Zoran has been working at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering in Belgrade as an associate professor.

Zoran was a member of the Democratic Party 1990–1992 and, as one of founders of the Democratic Party of Serbia, he was vice-president twice: 1993–1996 and 2000–2003.

Šami was the Minister of Transportation in the Federal Government of the FRY, from October 2000 until July 2001.

During 2000, Sami became an MP in the Federal Parliament, and in 2003 he became an MP in the Parliament of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.

Šami was the Speaker of the State Union during its existence from 2003 to the dissolution of 2006.

At the January 21, 2007 Serbian parliamentary election, Zoran was elected as a deputy of the Democratic Party of Serbia jn Vojislav Koštunica’s coalition of the Democratic Party of Serbia and New Serbia.

Šami’s mandate was affirmed on 14 February 2007.

Šami was elected president of the Board for Education, on May 10, 2007

He has published 12 textbooks and numerous scientific and expert studies.

Zoran Šami passed away at 67 years old.